Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden is pleased to present, in cooperation with Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the major exhibition Lucas van Leyden and the Renaissance. For the first time ever, the main Renaissance artist of the Northern Netherlands will be showcased against the background of his contemporaries such as Albrecht Dürer from Germany, Joachim Patinir from Flanders, the Italian printmaker Marcantonio Raimondi, and the Leiden painters Aertgen van Leyden and Cornelis Engebrechtsz.
Lucas van Leyden (c. 1494-1533) was recognized at an early age as a child prodigy, and was well known in Europe for his graphic art. He introduced the iconography of the Italian Renaissance in the Northern Netherlands. Lucas’ prints showing Biblical and profane scenes stood out because of their unparalleled, refined engraving technique and narrative quality. Neighbourly love, lawlessness and, immorality and female wiles were some of his favourite topics.
After 1520, Lucas van Leyden painted several impressive triptychs, such as the Last Judgement (De Lakenhal), The Dance around the Golden Calf (Rijksmuseum), and Christ healing of the Blind Man of Jericho (Hermitage, St. Petersburg). These three famous works will be on display together for the very first time.
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The free audio tour, in Dutch and English, provides extensive information on the objects on display.
A comprehensive catalogue of the exhibition – in Dutch language and published by Ludion - is available at € 29,90.
Renaissance in the northern Netherlands elsewhere
In London and Aachen two other remarkable artists of the Northern Renaissance are presented: Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance in the National Gallery in London (23 February – 30 May 2011) and Leonardo of the North: Joos van Cleve in the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen (17 March – 26 June 2011).
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